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by Meatservo
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sun's True Bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Sun's True Bearing

It's actually sort of an approximation of the Sun's "local hour angle". What it really tells you is the angular distance in longitude between where you are and the place on Earth that the sun is directly overhead. Thus, at the equator it wouldn't work, but the farther North you are, the better it wo...
by Meatservo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 18067

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

Illya Kuryakin wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
corethatthermal wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Could they have made the throttle levers any taller?
These things are flown by biker wannabes. The tall throttles make the drivers think of ape hangars.
Illya
*HANGERS

Why are people so consistently unable to understand the difference between a hangar and a hanger?
by Meatservo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 18067

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

pelmet wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:04 am

OK. How about contaminated fuel like the Cathay A330 guys?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathay_ ... Flight_780
Could be.
by Meatservo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 18067

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

pelmet wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:43 pm
There can be other reasons for a dual engine failure. Just ask Sully.
Sully's engines weren't reverse-flow with inertial separators and compressor inlet screens behind a 1900 rpm meat grinder.
by Meatservo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3692

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

What are your goals? What experience do you have now? How's the job, the pay? If it were me I'd take the 146... It's hard to say without having a rough idea of your background, and more about the jobs on offer. I'd be thinking about pay. What does a King Air captain make these days? What does a 146...
by Meatservo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3692

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

Strictly speaking from a career perspective, 705 jet FO time isn't worth that much. PIC time is key. You'll get further ahead in the long run with PIC time as a general rule. As mentioned, the Avro 100/BAE-146 is a useless type rating. Many overseas operators still require Jet time on types over 40...
by Meatservo
Thu May 30, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4152

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

I'd like to thank Adam Oke for the time and thought he put into his post on the last page. There is lots of good advice there. It would take some self-discipline, but if you followed that advice you would not regret it.
by Meatservo
Thu May 23, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5247

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

I'm afaid it makes me quite cynical when I see that it's (of course) airline CEOs that are the main driver towards this. There is simply no rational safety-case to be made in favour of this arrangement. I just think it would be a really, really boring job. All the reasons I ever wanted to be an avia...
by Meatservo
Tue May 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5656

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Interesting the knee-jerk reactions to this crash to: A). Ban the Sukhoi SuperJet. B). Award medals to the flight crew for heroically landing and initiating the evacuation. It would be nice to establish whether or not the evacuation was made necessary BY the flight crew's landing, before giving the...
by Meatservo
Mon May 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5656

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Was the bounced cause by the emergency, or did the bounce create the emergency? Supposedly there is an interview with the captain of this flight. He said there was a lightning strike followed by airplane flight control law changing to direct with no protections, similar to Airbus. I looked up the p...
by Meatservo
Fri May 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Midair collision video
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: Midair collision video

I'm amazed the 'copter made out a lot better than the 'plane!
by Meatservo
Thu May 02, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25914

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Well, we don't know if this particular aircraft was equipped with turn&bank indicators, a battery-driven standby horizon, or what. Did the autopilot cause an unusual attitude as the horizon failed, before disengaging, or were the pilots hand-flying, did the instrument fail suddenly or slowly, we don...
by Meatservo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot in the Canadian Forces
Replies: 51
Views: 31570

Re: Pilot in the Canadian Forces

Can you kill on demand? Can you die on command? That is all your country will require of you. When you try to get a civilian job you will need to find a company with ex military pilots because the rest will not like your skill set. Check the eye surgery thing very carefully. I know more guys who ha...
by Meatservo
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wait....what?
Replies: 9
Views: 1966

Wait....what?

rmation Registration Mark: GMOV Foreign Registration: Flight #: WSG757 Flight Rule: IFR Aircraft Category: Aeroplane Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: CESSNA Aircraft Model: 172N Year Built: 1980 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: O-320-H2AD Engine Type: Reciproc...
by Meatservo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 3793

Re: Bonds

Bonds where you pay nothing up front and are pro-rated i can understand. But can anybody try to justify this craziness?? http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=131420 "A King Air 200 type rating is required for this position. Due to the nature and location of our business, the type rati...
by Meatservo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career change to pilot
Replies: 33
Views: 2918

Re: Career change to pilot

I want the fastest and most effective possible way to become either an airline pilot or a cargo pilot (like flying MD-11s or 777Fs). I don’t really care which I do as long as I get to do long hauls eventually. Any advice would be appreciated. You must have meant "Career change to autopilot". There,...
by Meatservo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 70
Views: 10545

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I was thinking along similar lines, but I wonder too if the best compromise efficiency-wise would result in unacceptably longer takeoff runs, or conversely unacceptable noise in the cruise regime. Regardless of torque profile, a fixed-pitch prop would represent a compromise one way or the other, eve...
by Meatservo
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 70
Views: 10545

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

Almost certainly not the same prop, unless they want to equip their electric powerplant with some kind of auxiliary oil pump to make the pitch-change apparatus and governors work. I wonder how the available torque available from brushless electric motors would dictate any change to the RPM/Pitch rel...
by Meatservo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RPAS Co-Pilot System Trials -Thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: RPAS Co-Pilot System Trials -Thoughts?

How long are you allowed to lock yourself into the lav under this system?
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond to increase production
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Diamond to increase production

I've never really yearned for my own plane- but if I did have enough money for one, I think I'd get one of those hot little twins, with the diesel engines. That thing could get you where you need to go. I don't have any actual numbers to hand, but for travelling between cities, I think that thing mi...
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Requirements for day stays
Replies: 15
Views: 1673

Re: Requirements for day stays

Unfortunately that's what made me turn my back on bush flying. As the exploration and tourism work dwindled, it boiled down to flying somewhere, sitting around all day waiting for people to go to meetings or snoop around environmental sites. If we were lucky it was a trip to somewhere in the bush wh...
by Meatservo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6690

Re: Twin otter on the ice

I have never been less impressed by anything in my entire life. What a goat-show. A Globemaster, three helicopters, dozens of men, millions of dollars,and three days- to accomplish what a civilian team could do with a second Twin otter, a tent, an engineer and an apprentice, some PK screws, angle ir...
by Meatservo
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3348

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

When the OMNR was advertising for a chief pilot a few years ago, I was similarly surprised by the salary. It seemed a lot lower than what you might expect, and a lot lower than what I assumed the CL-215 pilots or even the DHC-6 pilots were being paid. Certainly lower than what a decent DHC-6 pilot w...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 70
Views: 10545

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I suppose I'm a bit put off by the Magnix website, with photoshopped pictures of Caravans, Twin Otters, and King Airs zooming around in the company colours with their exhaust pipes airbrushed out, while meanwhile the only depiction of any substance is a picture of a test rig comprised of a decapitat...

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